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Advisory Board of Proven Entrepreneurs and Financiers to Support Silverline Capital’s Investment Activities

February 2, 2022

Following the unanimous approval of all investors in Silverline Capital, the members of the Advisory Board were elected.

The members of the Board are:

  • Martin Gikov, executive director of Fund Manager for Financial Instruments Bulgaria EAD

Martin Gikov has held management positions within UniCredit Bulbank in Bulgaria, as Executive Director of UniCredit Leasing, has been responsible for the activities of UniCredit Fleet Management EAD and UniCredit Insurance Broker EAD. He headed the Structured Finance Department and was the Director of Business Development and Investment Banking. Furthermore,  he participated in the Management Board of Pirelli RE AD – a joint venture between Unicredit Bulbank and Pirelli. He has worked for international companies such as Ernst & Young, Charles Schwab, Lukoil, Corps of Commissionaires.


  • Polya Petrova – Ognyanova, head of compliance at Fund Manager for Financial Instruments Bulgaria EAD

Polya Ognyanova has extensive legal expertise, accumulated in the Audit of European Union Funds Executive Agency at the Ministry of Finance with a focus on the proper functioning of management and control systems regarding EU funds. He is the head of the Compliance Unit at the Fund for Financial Instruments Fund Bulgaria EAD and is responsible for the completeness, accuracy and legality of the invested public and private resources.


  • Stilian Shishkov, executive director of Sportal Media Group, a proven entrepreneur and investor

Stilian Shishkov has many years of experience in the management and development of digital media, marketing and advertising agencies, software companies and others. Among the projects created and managed by Stilian Shishkov are one of the most successful sports digital media in Europe –, which in 2021 was acquired by a strategic investor – media group Ringier AG, based in Switzerland. He is also one of the founders of the leading companies Digital ID, XL Media, The Locals, Digital Ventures and Senteca, as well as – the most popular sports digital media in Romania.


The expertise of the Advisory Board will contribute insights to the successful implementation of the Fund, as they will assist in compliance of the Fund’s activities with the investment strategy and business plan.